Department of Business and Politics

Lasse Folke
Assistant professor

Room: POR/24-0.59
E-mail: lfh.dbp@cbs.dk
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Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • Transnational Economic and Environmental Governance
  • Economic Sociology
  • International Political Economy
  • Experts and Professions
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Sequence Analysis
  • International Organizations
  • Social Theory
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Lasse Folke Henriksen is Assistant Professor at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School where he teaches economic sociology, international political economy and new fancy research methods. As a trained sociologist he has mainly worked on the role of experts and professions in new and hybrid forms of transnational economic and environmental governance but he is also more broadly interested in how the global economy is governed. In his research he frequently deploys social network analytic tools which he finds produces not only pretty pictures but also deep insights about how social structure works. Lasse has published and has work forthcoming in journals such as Organization; Environmental Politics; Regulation & Governance; International Political Sociology; and Comparative Studies in Society and History, he is currently editing a volume on professional networks in transnational governance and is also working hard on finishing a textbook for students interested in learning about the art of social network analysis.


I teach and convene the following courses during the Spring semester:

  • Advanced Economic Sociology (BA-SOC) (Convenor)
  • Applied Qualitative Methods and Mixed Methods (BA-SOC) (Convenor)
  • Bachelor Thesis Seminar (BA-IBP)
  • Topics in the International Political Eonomy (‘Professions and Organizations in Transnational Governance’) (MA-IBP)

I am interested in supervising projects that relate to the above described topics.

Selected publications

‘Social Netværksanalyse – en metodebog’, forthcoming 2016  at Samfundslitteratur

‘Transnational Organizing: Issue Professionals in Environmental Sustainability Networks’, forthcoming in Organization - with Len Seabrooke

‘The Global Network of Biofuel Sustainability Standard-Setters’, in Environmental Politics 24(1), 2015

‘Economic Models as Devices of Policy Change’, in Regulation & Governance 7(4), 2013

‘Performativity and the Politics of Equipping for Calculation’, in International Political Sociology 7(4), 2013

‘A Standard Fit for Neoliberalism’, in Comparative Studies in Society and History 54(2), 2012 – with Pete Gibbon

Lasse Folke Henriksen / The Global Network of Biofuel Sustainability Standards-setters
In: Environmental Politics, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2015, p. 115-137
Journal article
Lasse Folke Henriksen; Rune Møller Stahl / Indlejret visdom : En netværksanalyse af De Økonomiske Vismænd .
In: Politik, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2014, p. 68-78, 95
Journal article
Lasse Folke Henriksen / Economic Models as Devices of Policy Change : Policy Paradigms, Paradigm Shift, and Performativity.
In: Regulation & Governance, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2013, p. 481-495
Journal article
Lasse Folke Henriksen / Performativity and the Politics of Equipping for Calculation : Constructing a Global Market for Microfinance.
In: International Political Sociology, Vol. 7, No. 4, 12.2013, p. 406-425
Journal article
Leonard Seabrooke; Lasse Folke Henriksen / Transnational Professionals and Organizations
Paper presented at Professionals and Organizations in Transnational Governance, Milano, Italy. 2013
Peter Gibbon; Lasse Folke Henriksen / A Standard Fit for Neoliberalism
In: Comparative Studies in Society and History, Vol. 54, No. 2, 2012, p. 275-307
Journal article
Lasse Folke Henriksen; Leonard Seabrooke / Professional Networks in the International Political Economy
Abstract from The 4S/EASST Joint Conference 2012, Frederiksberg, Denmark. 2012
Conference abstract for conference
Peter Gibbon; Lasse Folke Henriksen / On the Pre-history of ISO 9000 : The Making of a Neo-Liberal Standard.
In: Governing Through Standards: Origins, Drivers and Limitations. . ed. /Stefano Ponte; Peter Gibbon; Jakob Vestergaard. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2011, p. 130-158 (International Political Economy Series)
Book chapter
Lasse Folke; Anders Sevelsted / ”Giv mig en økonom, og jeg skal rejse et marked?” : Om fagøkonomiens performativitet og konstruktionen af et globalt marked for mikrofinans.
In: Dansk Sociologi, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2010
Journal article